Adult Carers

A Carer is someone, who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

Adult Carers

We have Carer Support and Development Workers  supporting carers across Essex. 

Our specialist Macmillan Carer Support Workers specialising in Carer support for those in the last year of life.

Our Hospital Link Workers help the Carer to have a voice with Health professionals who are primarily concerned with the patient, enhancing their understanding of the health and social care system, providing informal advocacy so that decisions regarding discharge and future care can be made in a timely and informed way.

We offer

  • Information on local support and services
  • Support to complete benefits applications
  • Help to access services, devices and equipment to assist you in your caring role
  • Information on financial and legal matters
  • Explaining power of attorney
  • Preparing you for a Carers Assessment
  • Information on how to get a break
  • Support to access grant funding
  • Helping you plan for an emergency

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Look After Someone?

In Essex, around 180,000 people provide unpaid care. Find out how we can help.

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Additional Services


We offer a free, confidential counselling service, Adult Carers can receive individual counselling sessions.
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Telephone Befriending

Our telephone befrienders offer a listening ear and can provide understanding and companionship.
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Our professional advocate can help you to get what you are entitled to and make sure people listen to you.
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Working Carers

A working carer is someone in full or part-time employment, who also provides unpaid support.
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